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S; Valentin the sociopathic Russian refugee whose predatory tendencies threaten everyone he encounters; and Colleen at seventeen a hard edged female Holden Caulfield drawn inexorably to the places where alligators thrive In these pages humanity is a bizarre combination of the reptilian and the saintly Listen to its heartbeat and be moved and delighte This layered novel is made up multiple perspective chapters and takes place mostly in St Johns Newfoundland Moore is wonderful writer of character and setting and each chapter is delicately and crisply composed But As a whole I'm not sure I entirely understand what she was trying to do here Things are pretty unrelentingly bleak for all the characters and I guess maybe Moore is just trying to remind us that all systems tend towards decayThis won't dissaude me from reading any other Moore books I loved February and there are some excellent examples of inner monologue in here Even though I enjoyed the individual chapters as they came to me that enjoyment was undermined by feeling a little cold and meh when I finally finished the book

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AlligatorLisa Moore's Alligator gives dramatic birth to a new kind of fiction North Atlantic Gothic The story moves with the swiftness of a gator in attack mode through the lives of a group of brilliantly rendered characters in contemporary St John's Newfoundland a city whose spiritual location is somewhere in the heart of Flannery O'Connor country Its denize I loved Alligator so much It's not perfect there are certainly a few things that some would find offensive but I don't understand why the average rating isn't higher Lisa Moore is my favourite contemporary fiction author Like Moore I was born and raised in Newfoundland so the Newfoundland setting drew me in and definitely adds to the appeal for me but my appreciation for her books goes so much further than that Her uniue style embodies everything that I adore and her characters feel so alive as if I know them in real life I don't know how she does it but oh my gosh My little Newfie heart is madly in love with and in awe of her writing Full review to come maybeView of St John's Harbour and The Narrows ♡

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Download Alligator Doc ↠ 312 pages º Lisa Moore's Alligator gives dramatic birth to a new kind of fiction North Atlantic Gothic The story moves with the swiftness of a gator in attack mode through the lives of a group of brilliantly rendered characters in contemporary St John's Newfoundland — a city whose spiritual location is somewhere in Ns jostle each other in uneasy arabesues of desire greed lust and ambition juxtaposed with a yearning for purity depth and redemption Meet Madeleine the driven aging filmmaker whose mission is to complete a Bergmanesue magnum opus before she dies; Frank a young man of innocence and determination whose life is a strange anthology of unpredictable danger I have rarely had such a visceral reaction to a book as I did with Alligator Closing the book after finishing I felt a seething anger towards life which was mixed with a sublime terror not unlike what that moment right before being attacked by a slithering obscured reptile must feel like There are instances of empathetic humanity in the novel but the undercurrent is of a pervading thoughtlessness that spins progressively out of control The characters cause each other immense pain and never truly get a chance to make amends even if they want to Instead we leave the novel with the breath knocked out of us both by the cinematic exactitude of Moore's ravaging prose and the all encompassing maw of that alligator right under the surface of things ready to strike